Josh and his gal Jenny haven't seen each other for five months, so a Wendy's supper and a movie was long overdue. She lives in assisted living, and a staff person brings her to a town midway between where we live, and where she lives. I'm Josh's ride, and mama, and encourager in the dating scene. Mostly I collect giggles for myself, as they are both so darn cute!
They meet every June, as they have now for the past fourteen years at their special camp. That camp is the highlight of their year, and I've written about it before, and what it means to them. They don't smooch, they hug, and smile at each other a lot.
It's just the sweetest thing!
We try to get them together a couple times a year for an outing such as this. They saw the new Christmas Carol movie tonight, and I just realized that Josh didn't tell me a thing about the movie...just about Jenny during the twenty-six mile drive home.
In between visits, they send cards, letters, and make phone calls.
A meeting was held quite far from Earth!
It's time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above
"This Special Child will need much love."
His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishment he may not show.
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.
(He may not run or laugh or play;)
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won't adapt
And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord find the parents who
Will do a special job for You.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play.
But with this child sent form above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for their gift from Heaven.
There precious charge so meek and mild
IS HEAVENS VERY SPECIAL CHILD